Re-Entry Community Night with Code for America and Mecklenburg County

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Every 2nd Wednesday of the month until November 30, 2019

Slalom Consulting

1414 S Tryon St Suite 600 · Charlotte, NC

How to find us

The building will be locked. We will have someone at the door to greet you and show you the way. Please read the Parking/Transportation section in the meetup description.

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Join us for a special community conversation night. We will be hosting Code for America and the Re-entry Service of Mecklenberg to discuss our current Re-entry project.

As the project moves for a Code for America Fellowship project to a Brigade-lead project, it is crucial for volunteer support to keep it going. We'd love to discuss how we do that, get your input and hopefully get you started on the project.

Special thanks for Slalom for hosting us in their impressive new digs in the Railyard in South End.

Re-entry Project Info:
1) Amazingly Informative Slide Deck about the project:
2) The official project listing in our Brigade Project List:
3) Trello Board:
Please reach out to if you have any questions about the project.

Plan for the evening:
7:00 pm Food and mingling
7:30 pm Introductions and Conversation with Code for America and County of Mecklenburg Re-entry Services
8:00 pm Introduction to the project.
8:30 pm Open up the floor to group discussion.

Building Info:
The buiding will most likely be locked but we will have someone stationed at the door to let you in and direct you to the correct suite.

Parking/Transportation Info:
1) The Railyard parking deck is open. The cost is $5 from 6 pm until midnight. If you need help with parking costs, please let us know.
2) Ride the light rail. The Bland St station is very close 100 yards max.
If you don't live near the light rail, you can drive to the New Bern Station on South Blvd and take the light rail from there. It's a quick 5 to 10-minute ride.
3) There are over 80 street parking spots in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
• What do I need to know before showing up? We will spend the night talk about community opportunities. Therefore, you genuinely don't need to bring anything; you only need to show up! A laptop isn't required to participate; if you have one, it might be useful.

• Who is this event's audience? Anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help make Charlotte better.

• Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. We encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Open Charlotte Brigade projects and organization.

As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (